Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your heating system turn on and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your heating system could be putting off cold air. Norrell Service Experts is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could sound silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continually, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus putting off cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the dirty air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this happens, it can overheat your equipment, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could permit warm air from the heating system to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off cold air, it could actually run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Norrell Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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